Tell me a little bit about your business!
I’ve been shooting weddings in Pittsburgh for 10 years as Christina Montemurro Photography & Video! I love documenting the people, places, and moments that make them so memorable and fun. I wanted to offer something different than the old-fashioned wedding video that was so long and boring that no one ever wanted to watch it. And I wanted to go beyond pretty shots set to music. Instead, I carefully craft a film that’s emotional and captures what’s most important to each couple.
What makes your work unique?
Video captures the heart and soul of a wedding day – not just what it looked like, but what it felt like. My wedding videos are crafted around emotion. They’re not just pretty shots set to music, but the story of your day. I’ve been told so many times, “I cried watching the videos on your website and I don’t even know these people!”
I create films that have an organic flow, focusing on emotion and story. You can’t get great video unless you’re having a great time! I aim to find the balance between creating beautiful memories and spending time with family and friends!
What is your ideal client like?
My ideal clients are planning a meaningful wedding, not just a pretty one. My couples are usually hard-working and career-oriented, but enjoy relaxing together after a busy week, probably with their dog! They just might have a thorough spreadsheet full of wedding details, and discuss it with me over a beer. And they love Pittsburgh as much as I do!
I’m up for weddings in just about any time or place, but I’m partial to city weddings, and I love fall. And I’m open to ALL couples, regardless of gender!
What is your approach to videography?
While photography documents the entire day, I believe video serves a different purpose to make you feel. With video, I focus on capturing the main events of the day, but also the little moments and expressions that reflect personalities. I connect these moments and weave them into an emotionally satisfying video that tells your story.